The recent mob action the Capitol has been described by some of the most powerful news and media organizations in the U.S. as a coup and an insurrection. Many liberals have been quick to take up similar articulations, and have generally been receptive to the idea that what seems to have been mostly a ragtag bunch of conspiracy theorists and hooligans that broke into the Capitol building (with assistance from the Capitol Police) are a real threat to Biden’s confirmation as President and to “our democracy.
The 2020 Election and Lesser Evilism
Wed, 04 Nov 2020 10:34:14 EST
How much will this election really change? We’ve heard that this election could stop fascism, and that the future of this country hinges on our vote. Is this really true? This election has been framed as the most important in U.
The U.S. protests against police brutality and white supremacy have inspired the people of this country and the world. In nearly every major city across the country, people have risen up to protest the murder of George Floyd and the larger system of police brutality.
Upcoming event: July 3rd at 8:00PM EST N. Venugopal will present a talk on the past, present, and future of the Naxalite movement. He is a social activist and the editor of a Telugu-language political economy journal called Veekshanam, and he has written extensively about social movements in India.
Over the last couple of weeks right-wing anti-lockdown protests have occurred throughout the country. The protesters' basic demand is the lifting of shelter-in-place orders against the recommendations of public health officials. In order to understand the nature of these protests, it is essential to analyze a few somewhat contradictory aspects of these demonstrations not typically covered in mass media and social media.
On Monday, on the heels of coordinated police action against worker solidarity rallies in NYC, Mayor De Blasio announced a ban on all public protests in New York . A day after May Day rallies, the police broke up a protest against Samaritan’s Purse for its anti-gay anti-Muslim stands.
Multiple demonstrations were held in New York City’s outer boroughs, starting in Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx in commemoration of May Day—international workers' day. Several of the protests converged on Governor Cuomo’s Manhattan office. However, police attempted to block the demonstrations, causing protests to break up at times, and forcing organizers to take alternate routes.
In an article on the detention of Chinese dissident real estate mogul Ren Zhiqiang, the Times wrote that President Xi Jinping “declared that all Chinese news media had to serve the party. No Chinese leader since Mao Zedong had made that obligation so explicit.
The COVID-19 virus has continued to spread globally as the United States claims the highest amount of confirmed cases. With 2.5 million+ confirmed cases and over 170,000 deaths worldwide, and 800,000+ confirmed cases and almost 45,000 deaths in the U.S. alone, it does not look like the pandemic is ending anytime soon.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, universities all across the country have closed down, leading to the eviction of students from on-campus housing and a transition from face-to-face courses to an online format. Across the country at universities like Columbia University, University of Arizona, University of California Irvine, Lehigh University, Yale and others, students have been demanding refunds for tuition, housing, and unused meal plans and have cast doubts about the effectiveness of online courses.